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    file viewer for Publisher files (Publisher 2000)

    I have been given a Publisher 2000 file from which I wish to retrieve text but I only have access to Pub 98 and it won't open the file.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: file viewer for Publisher files (Publisher 2000)

    Give the file back and ask them to save it as a P98 from P2K. Then when they give it back you can do as you wish with it. If there's nothing persona; in it any other friend with P2K can do it for you, just don't pass them any viruses.
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    Re: file viewer for Publisher files (Publisher 2000)

    There are no viewers for Publisher of any version.

    Publisher 1.0, 2.0, 95, 97, 98, 2000 and 2002 are all developed
    in a proprietary format which has some intense graphic use. It's
    not very likely that we will see a viewer any time in the near
    future.

    However, there are workarounds. These work arounds will either require
    you or the sender of the Publisher file to have access to Publisher.

    Publisher 2002 will allow you to convert the publication to:

    1. A graphic, such as jpeg, tif, gif, etc. In Publisher 2002, go to
    File>Save As> and in the files of type choose which graphic type you
    would like to save the file as. Once saved, you can then email this
    file as an attachment. Once the recipient receives the file, they
    will only need a drawing/paint program (like MS Paint for example) to
    view the file.

    2. As an embedded html email. In Publisher 2002, go to File>Send To
    mail recipient. You will be prompted "this page only?", and choose
    yes. This will require the use of an Outlook product on your computer
    as well as the ability for the recipient to read html/rich text mail.
    The subject line is filled in with the name of the publication.

    Publisher 2002, 2000, and 98 will allow you to convert the publication to:

    1. A gif file for recipients to open in a paint/drawing program. For
    directions visit:

    http://www.mvps.org/publisher/conversions.htm

    2. An *.mht file. An *.mht file can be viewed by recipients using Microsoft
    Internet Explorer 6x, 5x and 4x. This also reduces file size for portability.
    For directions visit:

    http://www.mvps.org/publisher/conversions.htm

    3. As an .html file which can be viewed in most any browser on the market,
    as long as they are version 4.x or greater. For directions, visit:

    http://www.mvps.org/publisher/conversions.htm

    4. eFax Messenger. Easy to Send eFax Messenger Plus adds a new button to the menu bar
    or File menu of your favorite programs. One click and eFax Messenger Plus
    automatically does the rest all within seconds:

    It converts the open document into a rich, full color format optimized for email;

    It combines the document with eFax Messenger Plus's free eFax Messenger Viewer
    the only software needed to view and print an eFax Messenger Plus document
    to create a "portable" document that can be opened by anyone;

    It launches your email software ;and It attaches the "portable" document
    to a new message, ready to be addressed and sent. There's no easier way
    to send email attachments!

    Easy to Receive Whoever receives your message just double-clicks on the
    attachment and: The free eFax Messenger Viewer opens and The document is
    displayed ready to be viewed and printed. Your attachment looks and prints
    just like the original, but the receiver doesn't need to own, buy,
    download, or install anything.

    Again, this can be found at my site.

    5. As a *.PDF file. You convert and send your Publisher file to recipients
    in PDF format. All they needs is a *.pdf reader, such as Adobe Acrobat 5,
    which is free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
    To convert your Publisher file, you will need a utility such as Adobe Acrobat,
    or even a free *.pdf converter. For a free converter, you can visit:

    pdfFactory at http://www.fineprint.com/software/pdffacto...dard/index.html

    Win2PDF at http://www.daneprairie.com (For Windows NT/2000 only)

    GhostScript at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/ (For Windows 9x)

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to post back and ask!

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    Re: file viewer for Publisher files (Publisher 2000)

    Hurrah, a solution of sorts . . .
    Adobe have created an online application that allows you to submit files in various formats to be converted into a pdf file. One of the formats supported is .pub

    Once you've signed up for it and activated your account (which can take a few hours), your first five files are converted for free. After that it's expensive, but the free trial may get you out of a hole.

    http://createpdf.adobe.com/?v=AHP

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    Re: file viewer for Publisher files (Publisher 200

    Hmm, it might work for some situations but not if it involved any of my work data, I'm not releasing any such files to a third party across the web even if it is a big name like Adobe.

    I can't remember how I got round this particular problem now, it was so long ago and it was a one off.

    Thanks for posting this so that others might benefit.

    stuck

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